October 16, 2022 | 8:00 AM | Bryce Jordan Center

The annual THON™ 5K powered by PNC will be held on October 16, 2022! By participating in the race in-person or virtually, you can help us Discover New Beginnings in the fight against childhood cancer. Register today, and join the Penn State and THON Communities in the fight!

Allen Street Jam

October 17, 2022 | 1:00 PM | Allen Street

Stop by Allen Street between Beaver and College Aves on Monday, October 17th between 1 and 7 pm for an awesome afternoon. This street fair features food, games, live music, performances, and more! We can’t wait to see you there!

Past to Present 

October 18, 2022 | 11:00AM | HUB

Enter the HUB on Tuesday, October 18th between 11 and 4 and be greeted by our living history museum. Get to know the history behind some of Penn State and State College’s most prevalent organizations and see our performers!

FTG Talent Show

October 18, 2022 | 7:00PM | Schwab Auditorium

Homecoming will be hosting a talent show in Schwab Auditorium to showcase organizations and individuals who have great talents!  Come out and be a part of it or watch these amazing performers in action!


October 19, 2022 | 2:00PM | HUB Lawn

There’s a carnival on campus? You heard that right! Homecoming’s Best of Penn State Carnival takes place on HUB lawn Wednesday, October 19th from 2 to 7 pm. Come ride the rides, play the games, and have a good time!

Homecoming/Opulence Drag Show

October 19, 2022 | 8:30pm | Alumni Hall

Penn State Homecoming is so excited to partner with Opulence to put on our first annual drag show! Opulence is Penn State’s Premiere Drag Ambassador group. Come out for a fun night of performances! 

Alumni Ice Cream Social

October 21, 2022 | 1:00PM | Hintz Alumni Center

The Homecoming Ice Cream Social is an event all students, alumni, and members of the Penn State community are welcome to attend. Berkey Creamery ice cream will be served along with music, Alumni Blue Band performances, and a cash-only Homecoming merchandise sale! The Ice Cream Social helps welcome alumni back home for the weekend while boosting Penn State pride leading up to the Homecoming Parade!

We are requiring registration for the event.  The link can be found below.  Registration is free and we will accept walk-up registrations



October 21, 2022 | 6:00 PM 

On behalf of Penn State Homecoming, the Parade Committee is excited for this year’s Homecoming Parade with the theme “One Community, Forever a Home.” We hope that you will join us to celebrate one of Penn State’s oldest and most famous traditions that keeps students, faculty, staff, and alumni connected. At Homecoming, we celebrate our legacy and share our Penn State pride with all those who were, are, and will be a part of the Penn State community. The annual Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 21nd, 2021 at The Pennsylvania State University’s University Park campus in downtown State College, starting at 6 p.m. We would love to be able to showcase student organizations, alumni, community groups, and our VIPS and their role in the Penn State community. Groups can register for the Homecoming parade at this link on the Homecoming website.

Homecoming Football Game

October 22, 2022 | 7:30PM | Beaver Stadium

The Homecoming football game will take place Saturday October 22nd at 7:30pm against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Come witness the black and pink S-Zone, the “Generations of Greatness” jerseys, and the presentation of the Homecoming Courts, Grand Marshalls, and much more!

Guard The Lion Shrine 

October 21nd, 2022 | 7:30PM-10:00PM | Lion Shrine

Guard the Lion Shrine is one of the longest-lasting Homecoming traditions to Penn State & Lion Ambassadors! Members from Penn State’s Army ROTC program come to stand guard & protect the symbol of our best! At the event there will be free food, including popcorn & funnel cakes, opportunities for photos with the Nittany Lion, & a variety of games & activities for students to win giveaways & prizes! Live entertainment will also be present throughout the night, including the Blue Band DrumLine, PAC organizations, as well as PSU Alumni & guest speaker Sue Paterno! Come protect the tradition & celebrate Homecoming with thousands of friends, family, & alumni at the Lion Shrine!

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